One of the most common — and serious and permanent — results of motor vehicle accidents is a serious injury to the head or a concussion. Car accidents can cause concussions and other serious head injuries. With these types of injuries, how do you calculate the pain and suffering? At Linley Welwood LLP, our personal injury lawyers handle concussion injury claims, brain injury claims and head injury claims and can help you get the proper compensation for your injury.
It’s not just impact against the head that can be dangerous. With a whiplash or neck injury, when the neck is moved violently back and forth during a crash, the head whips forward and back as well, causing the brain to hit the inside of the skull.
What are the Symptoms of a Head Injury?
Common symptoms of head injuries or concussions include:
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Grogginess and confusion
- Blurred vision
- Nausea, vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Ringing in the ears
How Long do Concussion Symptoms Last?
Often, the symptoms of a concussion or head injury clear up fairly quickly. When they don’t, it may be a sign of long-term damage.
At Linley Welwood LLP, our personal injury lawyers are here to help you get compensation for concussions and head injuries. If you have questions about how much you can claim for a concussion or the different ICBC concussion settlement amounts, we can help.
Head Injury: Long-Term Effects
We will discuss your situation and your needs, both short-term and long-term. If you have suffered a concussion, it may take you some time to recover and you may need to take time off work, even if you are able to function almost normally. Most doctors will suggest avoiding activities like reading or working with computers for a time.
You may also find it difficult to concentrate, learn or remember things in the short term and suffer from emotional instability for a time.
If this is not your first head injury, your outlook may be even more serious. You will be more vulnerable to serious injury, it will be harder to recover from a concussion, and you may have a higher long-term risk of dementia and other conditions. Psychological injuries and chronic headaches or migraines are not unusual.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), your damages are even more severe.
Contact Linley Welwood LLP
If you need help pursuing a brain injury claim, head injury claim or concussion injury claim in Abbotsford, BC or surrounding areas, please call us at 604-850-6640 or fill out our online form.